Travelport GDS has appointed Sue Powers as Chief
Executive Officer of the company’s recently created business unit named
IT Services & Software by Travelport (ITS&S).
In this new senior leadership role, Ms. Powers
is responsible for managing and expanding Travelport’s portfolio
of IT solutions targeted at airlines, hotels, car rental
companies, meta search providers and other non-travel agency
Ms. Powers is also responsible for the
Business Intelligence unit which provides marketing and other
critical data to the industry.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, she
reports directly to Gordon Wilson, President & CEO, Travelport
Gordon Wilson said, “Sue Powers is the ideal candidate to
lead the expansion of our IT Services & Software business,
building on her strong industry relationships, particularly with
airlines. I am confident that Sue will take full advantage of
growth opportunities and provide exemplary service and support to
our ITS&S customers.”
Immediately prior to her new
appointment, Ms. Powers served as Travelport’s Chief Information
Officer, overseeing product and application development for the
Galileo, Worldspan and Apollo global distribution systems and
associated airline services. She joined Worldspan in 1993 and has
held senior roles in sales, marketing, development and e-commerce.
Ms. Powers was named “Global CIO of the Year” in 2006 by the
Georgia CIO Leadership Association.
Following Sue Powers
new assignment, Keith Woodcock has been named interim Chief
Information Officer, Travelport GDS with immediate effect.
previously performed the role of CIO for Galileo, Mr. Woodcock has
a firm foundation and wealth of knowledge from which to develop
and drive Travelport’s technology strategy.
He will also continue
to lead Travelport’s collaborative work with Microsoft focused on
the development of services designed to improve the traveller
experience and to provide airlines, travel suppliers, and travel
agencies with new revenue and cost reduction opportunities.
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